Seeking books, articles, or papers on chicken genetics

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buster52, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Buster52

    Buster52 Songster

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    Can someone recommend any of these that would be useful for a beginner? I'm new to chickens, but did take a genetics course in school so I'm not totally in the dark about the general concept.

    What are your favorites? And why?
     
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  3. Henk69

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    Have a look at chickencolours.com
    David
     
  5. Buster52

    Buster52 Songster

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    Nice web sites. Very helpful. Thanks.

    So... nobody has a book recommendation?
     
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  6. hinkjc

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    Hmmm, my list keeps growing, but here are my favorites:

    Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl by Lewis Stevens

    An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl: A Look at Color Varieties and How They Are Made by Brian Reeder

    Genetics of the Fowl: The Classic Guide to Poultry Breeding and Chicken Genetics by F.B. Hutt

    Genetics of Chicken Colours: The Basics by Sigrid Van Dort - David Hancox & Friends

    21st Century Poultry Breeding by Grant Brereton
     
  7. Buster52

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    Thanks! I had heard of 1 and 3 and had a placed an interlibrary loan on 1. I'll tackle one at a time. Interesting titles.
     
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    Quote:chickencolours.com is a book recommendation...
     
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    Genetics of the Fowl: The Classic Guide to Poultry Breeding and Chicken Genetics by F.B. Hutt is 50-60 years old but free on line.

    You can add Creative Poultry Breeding by Clive Carefoot, and
    Poultry Breeding & Genetics Ed by Crawford, both are about 30 years old.

    An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl: A Look at Color Varieties and How They Are Made by Brian Reeder;Genetics of Chicken Colours: The Basics by Sigrid Van Dort - David Hancox & Friends & 21st Century Poultry Breeding by Grant Brereton are all recent publications

    Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl by Lewis Stevens is more of a Senior High textbook.
    David
     

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    Quote:Sounds about my speed, then. [​IMG]
     

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